29 February 2020


Sunday 19th. November and an estimated crowd of 10,000 people thronged the streets of Tullamore to witness local clergy conferring an ecumenical blessing on the crib in O'Connor Square followed by Santa arriving in William Street where local girl and National Boxing Champion Gráinne Walsh turned on the Christmas lights in the company of new singing sensations "Chasing Abbey". <<Click Here>> for video


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Rev. William Hayes, Deacon Alison Irvine, Declan Harvey, Fr. Sean Heaney, Ann Starling.

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 Father Luke and Father Sean praying at the crib.

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Rev. William Hayes and Deacon Alison Irvine praying at the crib

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Declan Harvey and Ann Starling of the Christmas Lights Committee

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Part of the huge crowd (above and below) 


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 Waiting for Santa to arrive


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 Kathleen Dwyer and Lilly Lacey


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Frank and Sadie Garry

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Chasing Abbey (Ted Conway, Ronan Bell, Jonathan Byrne)  with Grainne Walsh and Santa

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 Grainne Switches on the lights

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 Candy Elf and Twinkle Elf and other members of "Little Big Town - Mobile Crew"

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Below - Some Members of Offaly County Council Choir

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Below - A selection of the many characters present

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